We will be going through a number of children’s toys that are prohibited from selling in the market. These toys have been banned for various different reasons. Each passing year, we see a number of children’s toys getting banned, or a safety regulation being added to them. For the hazards that these children’s toys could cause, they were prohibited from selling in the market.
So without further ado, let’s go through these children’s toys.
These children’s toys are prohibited from selling the market
1. Atomic Energy Laboratory
The Atomic Energy Laboratory was released in 1951. It included actual radioactive materials and could cause some serious hazards. That is why, after less than a year they were prohibited from selling.
2. Metal Playgrounds
In playgrounds, all those metal designs that seemed fun to us, have been replaced by rubber ones. Even though that may be sad to hear, at the end of the day it is for their protection.
3. Snacktime Cabbage Patch Kid
A creepy doll that was programmed to have real chewing action. Well, the doll led to some cannibalism, as while feeding her kids often got their fingers, and sometimes even their head caught in her mouth. This Mattle banned the doll in 1997.
4. Belt Buckle Derringer Toy Gun
Released in 1959, this plaything fired a toy gun and a cap when the user pushed his stomach forward. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? But the issue with this one was the fact that the caps could catch fire.
JARTS, also known as lawn darts were heavy and solid metallic pieces that held the tendency to impale someone. JARTS were responsible for around 7,000 injuries, and thus they were finally banned in 1988.
6. Candy Cigarettes
Not completely banned, as they are still sold at a variety of shops, Candy Cigarettes have been prohibited from selling due to the fact that people believe that it encourages children to take up actual smoking.
7. Sky Dancers
Sky Dancers were extremely popular in the mid 90’s, but these flying toys were banned after spending six years on the market after over 100 injuries were reported due to it.
8. Slap Bracelets
Also known as Slap Wraps, these bracelets were extremely popular back in the day. However, they are prohibited from selling now, as many injuries were reported due to it.
Clackers were heavy acrylic balls attached to a string. Their purpose was to get knocked together, which led to shattered toys, and shrapnel flying around. They were finally banned in 1985.
10. Yo-Yo Water Balls
As they were made from flammable diesel hydrocarbons, these balls could cause strangulation if wrapped around one’s neck. Thus, they were banned in a number of countries.
11. SpongeBob Address Book
In 2007, CPSC banned these SpongeBob Address Books because the paint of their metal spiral bindings consisted of excessive levels of lead.